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[Case study] Maximizing flexible labor to 11x project volume, in one week

[Case study] Maximizing flexible labor to 11x project volume, in one week

When Gift Six the Wrappery received an order from an exclusive, luxury retail brand, they knew it couldn’t be passed up. The catch? Their team had to produce 11,000 wrapped and ribboned gift boxes, all in four weeks.

How to make sure holiday events go off without a hitch

How to make sure holiday events go off without a hitch

Even during a typical year, the holidays are among the busiest periods for the hospitality industry. But with corporate events and holiday gatherings finally making a return, event schedules are packed tighter than we’ve seen since pre-pandemic days. In times like these, it's easy for things to fall through the cracks — but to truly get back to business as usual, venues and vendors need to be at the top of their game.

6 Tips for boosting morale in your warehouse during peak season

6 Tips for boosting morale in your warehouse during peak season

The last quarter of the year is intensely busy if you work in a warehouse. Trying to get all of the orders shipped out in time for them to arrive before the holidays is a big challenge — one that often requires long hours and lots of physical effort. And no one feels the pressure more than your frontline workers. But stressed, burnt-out, and disengaged workers on the warehouse floor is a recipe for disaster.

5 Ways to avoid burnout during the busy season

5 Ways to avoid burnout during the busy season

When work is easy to find and pays well, it’s tempting to sign up for as many shifts as possible. And if you need extra money for holiday gifts or travel, it can be especially enticing. But if you take on too much, you can quickly get burnt out.

Overcoming the warehouse labor shortage through strategic staffing

Overcoming the warehouse labor shortage through strategic staffing

Warehouse jobs have seen tremendous growth ever since the pandemic spurred an e-commerce boom, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down. In October alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the industry added 54,000 jobs. But as anyone in warehouse management or operations can tell you, applications are nowhere near keeping pace with the number of positions posted. In times like these, strategic staffing becomes more important than ever.

[Takeaways] Making your business COVID-safe in 2022

[Takeaways] Making your business COVID-safe in 2022

The most stringent COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, and many companies are returning to their pre-pandemic levels of business. But for employers, operations and regulations are quite different from what they were in early 2020. Local, state, and federal regulations regarding safety regulations, employer requirements, and workplace mandates continue to change at a dizzying pace. Likewise, COVID-19 shows no signs of going away anytime soon. 

4 Ways to promote your referral link (& earn a bonus!)

4 Ways to promote your referral link (& earn a bonus!)

You know that you can earn money on Instawork by picking up a shift. But did you also know that you can earn money by referring new Pros to Instawork? 

Employee Spotlight: Shamit Patel, Vice President, Product

Employee Spotlight: Shamit Patel, Vice President, Product

Our mission at Instawork is to create economic opportunities for local businesses and professionals, globally. In order to achieve that mission, we have built a team composed of talented and hard-working individuals who are passionate about connecting skilled hourly professionals with local businesses who need their services.

ICA webinar recap: a seasoned caterer's secrets for beating burnout

ICA webinar recap: a seasoned caterer's secrets for beating burnout

After two years of survival mode, catering companies were hit with one of the busiest wedding seasons in recent memory. While a jam-packed schedule may seem like a blessing after all the industry has been through, it’s not without its drawbacks. Companies that take on too much, too fast risk wearing out their employees — and themselves.

[Takeaways] How flexible staffing improves operational agility

[Takeaways] How flexible staffing improves operational agility

Business has been a mixed bag for warehouse and logistic companies over the last couple of years. While skyrocketing eCommerce throughout the pandemic led to a huge surge in demand, the increasingly tight labor market has prevented companies from reaching their full potential. And these staffing challenges show no signs of slowing anytime soon.

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